ST-Ericsson to showcase a 3 GHz smartphone chipset with global LTE radio at MWC

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ST-Ericsson to showcase a 3 GHz smartphone chipset with global LTE radio at MWC

ST-Ericsson is pretty much alive as a mobile chip maker and will demo its new 3 GHz NovaThor L8580 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company is of the few, along with Qualcomm, that offers true system-on-a-chip, complete with a baseband radio, and that is precisely what it will demo - a full smartphone platform with its 3 GHz eQuad CPU integrated with multimode LTE radio that has embedded Carrier Aggregation functionality.

NovaThor L8580 is built with the modern 28nm process and ST-Ericsson claims it allows speed "normally reserved for the PC market,”  as well as 35% reduction in power consumption compared to leading ARM-based chipsets at similar frequencies.

For its market-ready version, the company will release the SoC with 2.5 GHz eQuad CPU that is derived from ARM's Cortex-A9 architecture and there will be a 600 MHz PowerVR SGX544 GPU attached, the LTE Advanced modem, and the usual Bluetooth, GNSS (GPS+ GLONASS), FM, WLAN, WiFi Direct, Miracast and NFC radios built in from the get go.

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